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NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

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reply to Krisnatharok

Re: Desktop build help

Question: given the "not a gamer" statement, wouldn't any Ivy Bridge setup give one "decent" graphics?


[Edit: added the "not a gamer" part]
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Krisnatharok
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Gaming is not ideal under the iGPU at any meaningful resolution with anything higher than the lowest detail settings, even with the Intel HD 4000.

It also wouldn't make any sense to pair a beefy unlocked quad-core like the 3570K with an anemic GPU like the 7770, which is why I suggest downgrading to an i3-3220 (or even downgrading CPUs while upgrading GPUs).

He most certainly does NOT need the i7-3770K, and could probably get away with the i3-3220 without noticing.
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